Becoming a fun #RVA tradition.
It took my legs the whole week to recover from my half last Sunday, but my legs were finally feeling okay Saturday morning.
I was in a bit of a funk because I had only run 3.13 miles all week.
Saturday morning I was just going to take a walk and enjoy the crazy heat wave, but when I went by run buddy's house, she said she wanted to run, so off we went for five miles.
My legs felt tired after I ran. Kenny and I ate a yummy lunch at Noodle and Co. so I could refuel, and then I came home and chilled until it was time go. I didn't have any expectations for my little 6K evening run, I was excited for the spectacle of it :)
Amazing weather....check :)
The run is well organized for the crowds and lots of shuttles are available to the start line. People come decked out for this.
I did a little warm up (a mile) after I got there and my legs felt much better than they had in the morning. I was glad because I struggled a few times on my morning run just trying to keep moving. I walked around and took in all the great outfits. People are so creative :)
There are decorations everywhere...
The pace truck
I forgot how darn hilly this course was, mile two has the biggest climb. I started having flashbacks to my crazy climb at the end of my last half. I told myself it is a short run, PUSH! I had a few rough moments on the hills, but I tried to hold on because my legs were feeling good (finally!). I laughed at myself at this point. This event doesn't even list results, but there was still this little part of me that needed to do the best I could muster.
I did not beat my 2013 time, however that year I only ran 3.60 miles lol and it is for fun!! Tell me to stop.
Thanks for reading!!
Wishing you all the best,
Are you able to just go run for fun? or does that time thing always kick in?